National Center for Education and Research on Corrosion and Materials Performance
In response to requests from industry and the Department of Defense (DoD), in 2006, The University of Akron launched an effort to help address the more than $400 billion per year impact of corrosion on our nation’s economy.
Through a holistic program that incorporates the nation’s first baccalaureate degree in corrosion engineering, world-class research in corrosion and materials performance as well as workforce development training, UA is creating a pipeline of critical resources that will ensure that future public and private investments in equipment and infrastructure revitalization are designed and implemented in a manner that minimizes the impact of corrosion and thus reduces the life-cycle cost to sustain those assets.
Established by Congress and the DoD in 2010, NCERCAMP is structured to encourage representation and participation across multiple UA colleges as well as partner institutions around the world.
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The mission of the National Center is:
EDUCATION Support the delivery of all degree programs in Corrosion Engineering
RESEARCH Conduct research that aims to prevent and/or mitigate corrosion and degradation of materials (metals, ceramics, polymers and composites)
WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT Develop and deliver workforce training and certification programs to support the diverse needs of the industry
OUTREACH Sponsor public awareness and policy events highlighting the importance of corrosion education and research
News about our program
- University of Akron Students Prepare for Gas, Oil Jobs
- Military Corrosion Experts from Allied Nations Convene at NATO School
- Akron's Corrosion Engineers Knocking Rust off the Rust Belt
- Chief Scientist for NCERCAMP, Joe Payer Talks About Bay Bridge Bolts Corrosion Rate
- Tesla, U. of Akron to Develop Anti-Corrosion Coating Products
- Interview: UA's Dr. Edward Evans talks about the corrosion engineering program
- Officials celebrate start of new engineering building
- University of Akron breaks ground on new corrosion education and research facility
- Corrosion program receives $6M in funding
- Public-Private Corrosion-Control Collaboration Receives $2 Million
- Carboline Provides NACE Scholarship
- WKSU-FM story: New Technology = New Ohio Industry
- BP donates $500,000 to corrosion engineering program